Hamp­ton set to make an­other come­back for At­lanta Braves

The Covington News - - Sports -

AT­LANTA — Mike Hamp­ton, who hasn’t pitched in a ma­jor league game since 2005, is ex­pected to be ready for the start of spring train­ing as he con­tin­ues his come­back from two el­bow surg­eries and a ham­string in­jury.

Hamp­ton has to show he is healthy. It is too early to list the left-han­der among the At­lanta Braves’ pro­jected starters as pitch­ing coach Roger McDow­ell’s con­di­tion­ing camp be­gins Fri­day at Turner Field, two weeks be­fore the start of spring train­ing.

Gen­eral man­ager Frank Wren says Hamp­ton has full clear­ance to join work­outs when pitch­ers and catch­ers re­port to spring train­ing on Feb. 14.

Hamp­ton has been work­ing out in Phoenix and may not join the vol­un­tary con­di­tion­ing camp in At­lanta.

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